5101:2-14-30 Application and approval for certification as an in-home aide.

(A) "In-Home Aide" (IHA) means a person who does not reside with the child but provides child care to a child in the child's own home. The home will be approved and inspected by the caretaker, IHA and the county department of job and family services (CDJFS).

(B) A resident of Ohio who wishes to become an IHA to provide publicly funded child care shall contact the CDJFS in the county in which the caretaker resides to request the JFS01642 "In-Home Aide Application and Assurances" (rev. 01/2014).

(1) An application is considered to be complete when the applicant has submitted all documentation outlined in Appendix A to this rule. Applications that are not complete within ninety days shall be denied.

(2) An application that is missing only the results of the bureau of criminal identification and investigation (BCII) and/or federal bureau of investigation (FBI) criminal records check is exempt from the ninety day timeline. All other information shall be complete and on file with the CDJFS to qualify for this exemption.

(C) The caretaker and IHA shall assure and verify in writing on the JFS 01642 annually that minimum health and safety standards are being met in the caretaker's home.

(D) The IHA shall comply with a pre-certification visit and annual unannounced inspections.

(E) A certificate is valid only for the provider, address and maximum number of children designated on the certificate.

(F) The certificate is valid for two years, unless one of the following:

(1) The caretaker moves to a new address.

(2) The IHA notifies the CDJFS either verbally or in writing of his or her voluntary withdrawal from certification.

(3) It is revoked pursuant to rules 5101:2-14-31, 5101:2-14-32 or 5101:2-14-33 of the Administrative Code.

(G) At the time the CDJFS issues the certificate, the certified IHA shall complete and submit a provider agreement and all information required in the provider portal which is located at http://jfs.ohio.gov/cdc/childcare.stm . This information shall be submitted before the first day publicly funded child care services are provided.

(H) The IHA shall post the certificate in the home in a visible place that is accessible to the caretaker at all times.

(I) The certified IHA or the caretaker shall notify the CDJFS at least ten days prior to the caretaker moving to a new address. Upon completion of a new inspection, the CDJFS shall issue a new certificate to the new address and the original certification shall be maintained.

(J) An individual certified by the CDJFS as an IHA to provide publicly funded child care services is an independent contractor and is not an employee of the CDJFS that issued the certificate or Ohio department of job and family services (ODJFS).

Replaces: Part of rules 5101:2-14-02 and 2-14-04

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Effective: 01/01/2014
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 01/01/2019
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 5104.019
Rule Amplifies: 5104.019
Prior Effective Dates: 4/1/82, 5/20/83, 9/1/86, 2/15/88, 5/1/89, 11/1/91 (Emer.), 1/20/92, 7/1/95, 10/15/96, 10/1/97 (Emer.), 12/30/97, 4/1/03, 1/1/07, 8/14/08, 12/01/09, 11/15/10, 7/1/11, 8/3/13